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Some Missionaries Returning to Foreign Assignments, Church Announces

New Ghana Missionary Training Center Completed

In an update released on the Church Newsroom, Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff announced a small number of missionaries have been able to return or go to their original assignments in Europe and Asia. His full statement from August 7, 2020, reads: Over the last several weeks, the Church has been able to send a small number of missionaries to their …

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President Nelson Shares Message of Hope During Ongoing Pandemic

President Nelson Shares Message of Hope During Ongoing Pandemic

President Russell M. Nelson, prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released a message of hope and fortitude in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. President Nelson’s message was posted on social media and detailed the things he has learned throughout the pandemic as well as some of the …

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Significant Changes Made to Church General Handbook

A Look Inside the New General Handbook for Church Leaders and Members

In a news release on July 31, 2020, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published updates to 15 chapters in its General Handbook. Eleven chapters have been updated and four new chapters have been created. To date, 16 of the book’s 38 chapters have been completely reworked, and minor changes have been made to several other chapters as …

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Salt Lake Temple Time Capsule Is Opened 128 Years Later

Salt Lake Temple Time Capsule Is Opened 128 Years Later

The laying of the Salt Lake Temple capstone was a seminal event in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One newspaper account describes “the crush, the enthusiasm, and the widespread interest” occurring on Temple Square on April 6, 1892. A crowd of 30,000 people gathered around the temple, with another 10,000 looking on from nearby streets, building …

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12 Temples Open for Phase 2, More Open for Phase 1

12 Temples Open for Phase 2, More Open for Phase 1

Beginning on July 27, 2020, the following Latter-day Saint temples opened for Phase 2. This phase allows for all temple ordinances for living individuals. They are the first temples to do so since temple reopenings began earlier this summer. They are: Billings Montana Temple Bismarck North Dakota Temple Columbus Ohio Temple Copenhagen Denmark Temple Frankfurt Germany Temple Freiberg Germany Temple …

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Latter-day Saint Leaders Honor Pioneers of Past and Present

Latter-day Saint Leaders Honor Pioneers of Past and Present

Each July 24th, Latter-day Saints in Utah and around the world celebrate Pioneer Day, an official holiday that the U.S. state celebrates to commemorate the first group of the faith’s pioneers that arrived in the Salt Lake Valley nearly 175 years ago. Church Newsroom and other media outlets recently spent time with several of the faith’s leaders at This Is …

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A Message from the First Presidency on Changes to the Temple Endowment

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following message on Monday, July 20, 2020, about changes to the temple endowment ceremony: The sacred teachings, promises, and ceremonies of the temple are of ancient origin, and point God’s children to Him as they make further covenants and learn more about His plan, including the …

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President Ballard Emphasizes the Need for Quiet Moments to #HearHim

President Ballard Emphasizes the Need for Quiet Moments to #HearHim

President M. Russell Ballard, acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has added his witness about connecting with Christ in the latest #HearHim video. “Since the early days of my life, I have sought to hear the voice of the Lord and understand His guiding hand in my life. In this video, I share a defining moment in …

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Eliza R. Snow Discourses Published Online

Eliza R. Snow Discourses Published Online

The complete discourses of Eliza R. Snow, a prominent pioneer and women’s leader in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are being published online. The documents are posted on a new website, “The Discourses of Eliza R. Snow.” The content is available to the public at no cost. The Church Historian’s Press project marks the first time …

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